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Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
you with us. we look forward to taking your calls at 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
another super pac to take on fellow republicans. would you buy a used car from this man? i don't think so. why anybody would trust him with a dime after he blew $400 million the last time around. we'll also take a look at president obama yesterday in minneapolis saying people have to decide do they stand with cops or kids. all of that coming up right here on current tv. >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that. that thing has wifi, why doesn't your car? you can't do that. ignore that guy. give it wifi. yes! make it fit 5 people. no, 5 actual sized people. give them leg room, good. destroy boring
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. coming up, renewing the violence against women act should not be a political issue but some how it is. the reverend pat robertson embraces his inner homophobe again. first, president obama met senate democrats for a private strategy session in annapolis maryland, today. the topics were sure to include the president's legislative agenda including gun control measures that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips. senators who are afraid of the nra or to be polite, concerned over the impact that legislation might have, might heed this warning from comedian chris rock delivered a news conference called by "a demand a plan" advocates. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and dad of the country. when your dad says something you listen. and when you don't it usually bites you in the ass later on. >> john: but many in the politicians seem more concerned about the nra. thousands turned out to support martin o'malley's proposed gun control plan. including assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clip b
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them and if you knew what we know. yeah, why don't you share. why don't you ask john bran anyone who's in front of you going to be the next head of the c.i.a. if you vote for him, what evidence did you have to kill a
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
. thank you brett. made my day. someone is always in our war room. check us out online at current.com/thewar room. check out our weapon extras and thank you for joining us on "the war room." have a great night. we'll see you back here tomorrow. >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." now the white house has basically revealed yes, we're executing u.s. citizens without a trial and due process. did we mention that one of them was a 16-year-old boy? >> well initial reports describe him as a 20 something militant with al-qaeda, he was 16 years old and there is no public evidence he was a member of the al-qaeda network in yemen. >> you're not going to be surprised to find i'm a little outraged on that. >> there was a shooting in 2005 in at a coma washington, the man shot five times in a wheelchair company now. we're going to talk to him about it. if you think you know what he's going to say, you don't. tune in for that. it's going to be a real interesting conversation. >> every time, it's here we go again. >> it stirs up old feelings. >> i'm annoyed. people are embracing evil, and i've
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
tracking numbers on guns. but finally city mayors are trying to use their financial might to help citizens and police officers help keep them safe. the national conference of democratic mayors is launching an initiative to grade gun manufacturers. the grades will be based on things like gun company's public statements on safety regulations and their lobbying expenditures and then cities can use the grades to choose from whom they actually guy their police guns. it may sound a little bit familiar, and that's because it's the same strategy that the nra has used for years in grading congress on how gun friendly they are. one of the cities which has taken the lead on this initiative is minneapolis. today's it's mayor said . . . >> jennifer: this is just the latest move in a series of successful measures that minneapolis has taken to curb gun violence so from 2003 to 2006, minneapolis was rocked by a crime wave that killed 80 people under the age of 25 making homicide the leading cause of death for minneapolis's young people. the city has been stuck with the un
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
about it. let us know your opinions at 1-866-55-press. our big town hall meeting of the day here. about to kick off. and breaking news, the white house has reversed course. it says that now will release the secret memos on what guidelines it uses in deciding to kill americans overseas and what kind of evidence they demand before they target americans. that, of course, comes only after getting a lot of pressure from members of congress and from the public. so, you see, all of those phone calls really do work. we'll tell you more about that and a whole lot of other stuff here on this morning's "full court press" but first, we get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. >>> the president is attending the national prayer breakfast this morning along with the first lady and vice president biden. then this afternoon he is headed to lancedown virginia to speak at the conference. biden is in massachusetts. cowan is filling in for john kerry who is secretary of state but it is only on a temporary ba
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Feb 26, 2013 3:00am PST
morning. february 26th. welcome to the program. thank you so much for joining us as we bring you up to date on all of the latest from our nation's capital from around the dunn and around the globe. on the sequester now it is a matter of national security. janet napolitano telling us in the white house briefing room yesterday, there is no way that they can keep this country as safe and secure as it is today if the sequester cuts go in. getting serious folks. getting serious. an assault weapons ban hearing on the dianne feinstein's legislation, the assault weapons ban tomorrow in the senate judiciary committee. washington gearing up for that. and a new diet says you can eat all the olive oil fruits, vegetables and fish you want and live forever. but don't you dare touch the horse meat. so far we haven't found any horse meat in ikea's meatballs in the united states. all of that and more coming up today on current tv. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama's good poll numbers. why is that? her crime might have been doing good journalism. check us out at theyoungturks.com. >> john: republicans are saying that the sequester is the worst thing obama ever thought of that they thought of first. democrats are demanding john boehner call congress back into session so congress can stop doing nothing this their home states and return to washington do do nothing there. 15 republican senators have written to dump hagel. they all used the same color crayon. and you know how you see a tape of you when you were drunk and embarrassing when you look at it later? that's thousand laura bush sees a tape of her speaking out in favor of marriage equality. today is the birthday of olympia snowe. something for each hemisphere of your brain. >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. we're now just over one week away from the automatic massive spending cuts known for some ungodly reason as sequestration. and so congress is exactly where you would expect them to be, at a pivotal time in our nation's history, o
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Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
with us any more because it can kill ya in a snap. sam andrew: it was inevitable and really surprising both at the same time. michael joplin: when she died of a heroin overdose it was really hard cause i didn't have a role model anymore. jim langdon: nobody was surprised, i wasn't surprised at her death but one of the most truly surprising surprising things about janis is life and death is that she's still with us. thirty seven years later no mater where you are in america you can flip on your car radio and at some point or another you're going to hear janis joplin singing. powell st. john janis was like a racecar driver. you win races and you get great adulation from the fans. but there's always the chance that they'll wipe out. john cooke: i had a dream where janis was on stage. and it was the end of the set, the end of the encore. and, that was maybe a month or so after she died, and i felt like it was janis coming to say goodbye. janis came down the ramp, and there was this little girl needing approval and comfort and she said, "was it okay, was i okay?" and i said, "yo
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
of job using my hands. i want to be an illustrator or something like that. she was my daughter but for 30 years we'd never really been that close. i've been given the chance to raise my daughter again, we can actually start again, i feel that. i've started to notice what love really means. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 14. here we are on the "full court press" on current tv. coming to you all the way across this great land of ours and thursday, february 14. you know what that means. it is valentine's day. you have to admit republicans sure have strange ways of showing their love. they're showing their love for chuck hagel by filibustering his nomination. now they're showing their love for america's children by refusing to endorse universal preschool. their showing their love for workers by refusing to raise the minimum wage. they're showing their love for all americans by refusing to accept a reasonable compromise to avoid the sequester. in other words they don't love any of us. they hate us all! that's their valentine's day message. all
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
fuglesang senate republicans used a filibuster to block a vote on former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary. congratulations, harry reid, you built this. barack obama killed osama bin laden so republicans are killing the post office. thom hartmann joins us on that. republicans are still fighting each other. it is like a civil war with the south fighting the south. and eliot spitzer is with us tonight which is historic because you know conan's not going on jay. today is the birthday of carl bernstein, florence henderson is 79. also the birthday of keller and somewhere, somehow jimmy hoffa is celebrating his 100th birthday. we celebrate valentine's day to publicly demonstrate your affection with crap. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. coming up, another state moves a big step closer to approving american equality and another conservative moves a big step closer to having a heart attack over it. bp pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's t
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
they will send us back if you late. it was sent quickly to try to get help. and in fact, after an hour he was finally released. now we're going to talk to him in a second about that, but i want to give a sense of his movie, "five broken cameras" an amazing account of what happens in the palestinian territories. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, now emad burnat joins us in the studio. the first palestinian nomination for "five broken cameras." welcome. >> thank you. >> cenk: first tell us what happened in the airport. you came with your family. >> yes i came with my family this time. i came to the united states this time six times. but this time i came with my family. they asked me for more information, more documents to prove why i came to the united states. i told them that i am an oscar nominee and i am invite to the oscars. just to get this to give an palestinian on oscar. i was trying to show memory e-mails and documents and on my mobile. but they didn't pay attention to what i was saying. >> cenk: that's interesting. why stop you in the first place. you have a visa to come here r
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
to destroy. >> today the u.s. government filed charges against the agencies of standard & poor's for its role in the 2008 economic cries. s & p rates investments. when they give an investment a high rating it's considered a low risk. even the most conservative investors like pension funds feel confident buying that product. well the justice department allegeses that s & p knowingly gave high rates to toxic bad mortgages that s & p knew were risky because s & p wanted more business from the banks that createed those purposefully risky bad bundles. that's right. they said the agency, they're getting paid by the very banks they're evaluating. a little conflict of credit? >> s & p misled investors including federally insureed financial institutions causing them to lose billions of dollars. >> going after the credit rating agencies have been a long time in coming. they've called it code made alchemy. they've been doing it for three years and during that time s & p turned over 100 million pages of documents including e-mails between employees and some damaging information has come from those e-mail
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Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
and didn't return. when we last spoke to her she was in a motel room with her boyfriend, using once again. >>you know, like you're not doing good. and you know that you're gonna eventually die. there's no such thing as an old heroin addict. they're all young 'cause they all end up dying eventually i guess. you [ music ] >> the full court press with bill press from 6:00 to 9:00 eastern, followed by humor in politics with a west-coast edge talking liberally with stephanie miller. bill press and stephanie miller, current's news block, starting at 6:00 a.m. eastern. >> what a way to start the day. >> only on the current t.v. [ music ] >> hey what do you say, everybody? it is friday, february 8th. great to see you today. thank you for joining us here on the "full-court press" on current tv, all across this great land of ours early this friday morning. we will bring you up to date on all of the news of the day on many fronts and take your calls at 866-55-press. this is our toll-free number. yes, a big storm, a big snow snowstorm heading for the northeast united states this
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Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
they will use up every last minute. chuck hagel wasn't exactly radiant his first day on the job. >> budget, sequestration, i don't need to dwell on all of the good news there. that's a reality. we need to figure this out. >> we certainly do. jack lew was confirmed as treasury secretary today. now to the news on guns and capitol hill where emotions are running high and rightfully so. they held a hearing to examine banning assault weapons. this is senator dianne feinstein's big push. >> i'm a bit frustrated that we say one thing, how important it is, but in the real world we absolutely do nothing to enforce the laws on the books. now let's -- >> senator -- >> how many cases -- >> you know what it doesn't matter -- i want to stop -- i want to finish the answer -- >> no. >> i want to stop 76,000 people from buying guns illegally, if you think we're going to do paperwork prosecutions, you are wrong. >> michael: i love that. i love seeing someone go after lindsey graham. the anger and distrust were quickly followed by something sad. here is neil heslin who lost his six-yea
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00am PST
, give you a chance to get involved in the conversation. give us your point of view by giving us a call at 866-55-press. if you thought the president's inaugural address was good i hope you caught last night's state of the union address. he challenged congress to help build the middle class in america in many ways across the board by providing universal pre-school education, by raising the minimum wage by creating new jobs, by getting rid of loopholes for big corporations and by saving lives guy common sense gun safety measures. a great speech. we will tall talk all about it and get your calls. before we get to that we will get the day's latest from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is coming off of his state of the union address last night. it was a big speech kicking off the start of his second term. a lot of people did hear what they wanted to hear from the president. obama made a big push for economic initiatives and the middle class saying he wants to raise minimu
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Feb 28, 2013 3:00am PST
you know a lot of younger people, they don't know the traditional ways. a lot of us lost our culture. if we do our traditional way then it would actually help us to get all the healing and strength that we need. (vo)four months ago, martina appealed to the tribal council on rosebud, to tear down the abandoned houses like the one where her daughter was murdered. today, that house, and the rest still stand. >>what would you like to happen to this house? >>i want a medicine man to go in there and pray, you know and let her go and all that. let her spirit go, because i feel like she's still in there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? it is thursday morning february 28th. this is the "full court press." welcome to the program here on current tv as we boom out to you live from our studio on capitol hill and bring you up to date on all the goings on today here in our nation's capital. and around the country around the globe. today is benedict xvi's last day on the job as pope. it is jack lew's first day on the job as our new treasury secretary.
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
like them or not. next to marco rubio you got you my used camel back. this time when you're giving a speech you don't have to lung for water. just turn your head and sip. look, i'm doing it right now. that was distracting at all. next up to john boehner. happy valentine's day. i got you cold medicine. take this before the next state of the union degrees so i don't have to see you blow your nose into a finger. then blow your nose into the handkerchief. and then look at your boogers. that's disgusting. and then to our host michael shure happy valentine's day. i got you an enumerated list of everything that governor granholm used to buy me every day so you know know what things are like around here, continuity and everything. use non-wax saler sealer on my car. >> michael: what things were like brett. we will back. we'll see you tuesday night. >> welcome to "the young turks." we've got a wild show for you today. i think we're going to have some fun. we've got hagel on lockdown, the republicans filibustering chuck hagel. >> i'm going to hit you and keep hitting you absolutely. you're f
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
should never have been arrested. once again we asked the nypd to talk to us and again they declined. it wasn't surprising; if we'd learned anything, it's that america's marijuana laws are a conflicted, unequally enforced mess, where one state's entrepreneur is the federal government's felon. and the ground is always shifting. >>so what's going to happen? >>we are going to see this issue fought out in the court of public opinion. it is in periods like this that we really see change happen. (vo)if recent history is any indication, it seems impossible to predict exactly what kind of change we can expect. >> michael: this is "the war room." i'm michael shure. we start with controversial fabricators and fabricateed supervisors. sequestration came in a close second. are you ready for a skirmish over the sequester? president obama is ready to rumble. we have ten days until march march 1st. that's when $85 billion across the board cuts go in a affect if congress doesn't not act. this is the case about jobs. president added agents from the fbi and border control to the list of jo
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
: someone is always in our a war room. check us out online at current.com/thewarroom, and check out our exclusive web extras. thanks for joining us and have a great night. we'll see you here tomorrow. ferz [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." yeah, i'm back. what's up. do you remember these days? >> today is a call for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield battlefield. >> cenk: well, the supreme court may take that victory of the voting rights act back. the quote from the court--devastating. >>> do you remember when the nra used to intimidate politicians? there is a new gun in the house by the name of bloomberg. >> halverson opposes the ban on assault weapons. >> cenk: syanora she's now eliminated. have you ever ever seen this guy before? >> tonight we're going start a fight. to take back our democracy. >> cenk: damn straight, that sounds good. we're going to talk about wolf pacs tonight how we regain our republic. how is that for optimistic. go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: it was august 6, 1965 when lyndon johnso
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
in the world that allows us to uncover territories completely untouched by civilization. it's fabulous. all the mountains have already been climbed by one route or another, but underground there's still much to discover. today we still find new networks of 30, 40, even 50 kilometres. vitarelles is now officially sealed off from the world. the military zone is close to cavers. no one will explore the cave system any time soon. that is, unless cavers can find a new way in, to this day, many continue to search for that possible fissure, that possible crack that will lead them back down into the abyss. if tomorrow we find a new entrance to that network, i will be the first to return. [ music ] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody. what do you say? happy friday. it is friday february 15th. good to see you today here on the "full-court press" as we come to you live all the way across this great land of ours from our radio studio and t.v. studio and book studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. we are going to tell you what's going on and take your calls at 866-55-press, and a
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Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
. it is a friday. we love fridays around the full court press. thank you for joining us here on current tv as we come to you live from our nation's capitol bringing you up to date on all of the big stories here in our nation's capitol. 15 republican senators just refused to get up. get over it. they wrote a letter to president obama asking him to withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel, which he is not going to do because there are enough republicans to join democrats do voigt for him. he will be confirmed next week we are one week from the sequester. president obama saying come on. we can't let that happen. once again, boehner and mcconnell refuse to compromise. it looks like 800,000 civilian employees at the pentagon will go on furlough starting one week from today. that and a whole lot more to get into this morning on the "full-court press," which we will do. take your calls at 866-55-press. first, we get the latest today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president ob
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
. great to have you both here with us. lewis, let me start with you. now, i see joe jones manifest toe, he writes a lot of the similar things that dorner did. let me give you one quote. i was falsely arrested at gunpoint by the sheriffs as an officer who i.d.'s himself and conspired against by both the land and sheriffs when my civil case went to trial. reading that, is this something that happens all the time at the lapd or used to? >> i think it's law enforcement in general. it does happen. the significant difference with that manifesto is he chose to deem with it in a much better, humane way. cenk: of course. now, i understand in your experience, did this happen when you were an officer? >> yes i saw it happen many times, absolutely. cenk: that's interesting. all right. now, let's talk about the current situation. eugene what are the police doing right now as far as trying to get dorner when he's holed up in that cabin? >> well, it is important to say the police and civilian law enforcement, in our countries it would be pursuit to the death. presuming he's still alive and holed up in th
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
to know post. jeffery comes to us from washington d.c. thanks for being on the show tonight, jeffery. >> i'm delighted to be here. >> are you shocked at this sort of flip-flop of this changing tune that we're seeing out of these governors? >> not anymore. if you look around now you mentioned chris christie today and rick scott last week. rick scott made his name in politics disliking this law so that's very significant. the more governors that get behind this, and especially the more republican governors that do it, and we're talking about people who have bona fies in other areas john saysic and jan brewer, the more that get behind this, the more that don't start to look like the outliers. the number one reason is there's a lot of point available. michael: well, that's the big part of it, especially at the beginning. let's look at this list of governors you. started to tell us a couple of them already but names like john kasich, christie and scott jan brewer, of arizona no friend of the president's. brian sandoval, marinez and dalrymple. when you hear these governors switches sides, it's e
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
transparency we once demanded of george bush about torture t thanks have a great one. join us tomorrow on ""the bill press show"." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh look who's on the big show today. >> who? >> stephanie: tina dupuy. it is jim's opportunity to make that disgusting sound he makes. also jacki schechner will be there. oh look, jacki schechner is here. >> what are the odds? >> good morning! >> stephanie: actually, i'm wearing my elvira t-shirt because she was at my super bowl party. >> oh, she was? >> stephanie: between her and elizabeth fitzgerald, jim mostly made that sound the whole super bowl. >> and stared at boobs. >> this is why we fix it so he can't see jacki. focus. >> did you say something? >> don't look at how hot jacki schechner is. listen to the news. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is going to be in annapolis today joining senate democrats for the second day of their issues conference. senate republicans working out their issues in a retreat at the library of congress. tomorrow, the two will reconvene to hopefully re-authorize the violence agains
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, someone is always in our war room. check us out online at current.com/"the war room" where you can link up to our @tytoncurrenter and facebook page and look at our exclusive web extras. thank you for joining us here on "the war room." have a great night. we'll see you back here on monday. >> welcome to "the young turks." cenk is out today but we have a fantastic show for you. >> heck, yes we do. i'm ana kasparian cohost of the "the young turks" on line. >> your story is about to get better after you watch this hour of quality t.v. programming. >> first we're going to talk about the key stone pipeline. we'll follow the money. >> john mccain chuck hagel lots of drama. >> comedy before the superbowl weekend and nobody found it funny. >> the can we say is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like the answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> michael hastings, you have something for us about football, don't you? >> yes in advance of superbowl weekend, no one found it funny. >> what about gay guys, any approach you? >> i
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
grandstanding. and speaking of that john boehner is using the senate to excuse his complete lack of action in the house. >> the president likes to attack congress but if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress, the united states senate. why can't he get past in the united states senate? >> michael: that's a really good question mr. speaker. let's get to work, senate democrats. joining me now philip ewing. he comes to us from washington, d.c. philip, welcome inside "the war room"." >> thanks for having me. >> michael: let's just start at the basics about hagel. once the senate gets closure what will be next for chuck hagel? >> the way it will probably work is that republicans want to vote on thursday to end debate on hagel. it doesn't look like democrats have the votes to stop their barricade, and so what will probably happen the senate will take a break for the president's recess and then come back and vote again. although it isn't clear how that exactly is going it play out. what republicans mostly want is more time. they say the full s
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immigration reform? let's ask uaw president bob king, he is joining us tonight from washington, d.c. where he is attending his community conference. welcome back inside "the war room." >> great to be with you. >> jennifer: looking at this history and knowing that not too long ago they were proposed to immigrants, why has labor changed its tune? >> from the uaw perspective it's multi-level, number one is we believe this fairness and dignity for all human beings. and we think it's good for all current workers in the u.s. immigrants in this country right now are often exploited by their employers or paid at lower wages than they should be. they are not given the benefits they should be. it gives them a path at work and raises their wages, which is good for everybody in the labor movement. >> jennifer: you are at a conference, and immigration reform is probably one of the subjects that you are talking about, does the uaw or labor in general have outreach programs to enlist new immigrants? >> we're very strongly in favor of immigration reform as a path to citizenships. we r
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reporting. somebody is always in our "war room." check us out online at dp@danpink.com check out our facebook and twitter. have a great night. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> now welcome to "the young turks." we have a fantastic show for you today. i'm going to be joined by ana kasparian in just a bit. we'll look at a tragedy that happened over the weekend. it is an unthinkable thing that happened to the author of american sniper. but what a shooting range be a good place to treat someone with ptsd. >> he cared so much about helping other veterans. >> the police believe he was tryiyi t to o hehelp himimtt the gun range outside of dallas. >> maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> and leon panetta is on his farewell tour as defense secretary. he's now saying that drones is a moral decision. >> as a catholic i remember when i first became director of the c.i.a. and realized i was making life-and-death decisions. >> and it was the super bowl with famous super bowl ads and even jeep got in the game this year. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> and don't let mitt romney know that jee
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. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. it's the biggest game of chicken since the hast time congress and the president dueled eye-to-eye over mountain. and in just four days the federal government could pull some $85 billion in spending out of 2013 budget forcing lay-offs and programs cuts and perhaps pushing the country back into recession. the president and his cabinet want you to know that no one will be spared when budget sequestration comes knocking. today mr. obama told the nation's governors at the white house gathering what he has been telling the rest of us for week. >> thousand was teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal with finding child care for their children. hundreds of thousands of americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccination and cancer screenings. >> john: but wait, there's more. janet napolitan the cuts will basket mission readiness throughout her department including customs agents on the border. >> our busyiest airp
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nation's capital, around the globe as well and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. good have you with us today and it is a big day because president obama is poised to give his state of the union address tonight. he will say -- he's expected to put forth an aggressive, progressive agenda. he will tell us the state of the union is strong. which it is. meanwhile, catholics still can't believe that pope benedict xvi is actually resigning after all that hasn't happened in 600 years. joe biden says yeah, i'm thinking about it. we'll see how that goes. all of that and a lot more. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson standing by at our studios in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. that's right. we're all awaiting the president's big state of the union address today taking place from the u.s. capitol at 9:00 eastern tonight. we're expecting to focus on quite a few issues including immigration, gun safety, same-sex marriage equality and of course, the economy. gun violence though is the big question here. not whether or not he'll address it bec
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said when it happened he got 98% of what he wanted. only republicans gave us the sequester, only they can stop it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: whatever, jim. jim is so competitive jacki. in the parking structure he's like ha ha, i got in the building first! >> into the building first? >> really? that does it for you? >> you compete about that? >> stephanie: love letter for jacki. dear steph. huge fan and podcast subscriber. everyone involved makes the show fantastic. you guide the show along masterfully. chris is more than he's given credit for. silliness occurs when healthcare geek jacki is in the studio with us. any way to have her there with you more often? >> well, there would be if jim ward didn't constantly sexually harass her. >> there is that whole restraining order. >> i'm several feet away from her. >> that's what the restraining order says. >> stephanie: why can't we have nice things. here she is in the current news center. >> that was sweet. good morning everybody. during the state of the union address, president obam
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in our war room. check us out online at current.com/the war room and check out our exclusive web extras. have a great night and we'll see you back here tomorrow night. cenk: welcome back to "the young turks." all of a sudden in washington, d.c., we got a new sheriff in town, elizabeth warren. >> the question i really want to ask is about how tough you are. my question is when did you bring him to trial? the question i'm really asking is can you identify when you last took the wall street banks to trial? cenk: awesome! and boy, do we need her because i've got other stories about how the banks are trying to rob us blind and the regulators are actually helping them. it's about time she held them accountable. we've got an amazing movie coming out about whistle blowers and how the obama administration is cracking down on them. >> would you call it torture? >> waterboarding is something we shouldn't be in the business of doing. >> i was the first to confirm the water board torture on prisoners. >> i was about an hour into the interview i realized wait a minute, they're investigating me. cenk:
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for personal use. items such as a $43,000 rolex, fur capes, and memorabilia from michael jackson and bruce lee. the list goes on and most of it so ridiculous. outside of the courtroom, jackson said tell everybody back home i'm sorry. he could spend up to four years nine months in prison. he is scheduled to be sentenced on june 28th. so what happens to his snaet >> next tuesday voters will go to the poll to select his replacement. it is a primary so the democratic candidate is likely to be a shoe in. the super pac spending a reported $2 billion to defeat debbie halvorson. here is one of the adds. >> halvorson received an a-plus rating from the nra. debbie halvorson's record more guns in the hands of criminals. >> halvorson who lost to jackson in last year's primary says it's ridiculous that bloomberg is trying to buy the race. she posted that quote . . . and we're going to bring in "chicago tribune" report bill ruthart on that. he'll tell us how today's plea deals are playing out in chicago. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> michael: what is the reaction in
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politics and life in general. get that cup of coffee get the paper. stay with us for three hours of wonderful "full-court press." but before we do that when i fill in for bill, it's my pleasure to introduce the one and only, leesa ferguson. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is handing 12 researchers a national medal of science today and 11 will receive the national medal of technology and innovation. these are the highest honor for the government for scientists engineers and inventors. al first stop on a 5 day trip to germany, frannies and united kingdom to talk about range of global issues. meeting with angela merkel and on saturday, biden will join other senior officials from russia and the united nations to meet with the syrian opposition to discuss that country. earlier today, first day out of office for secretary of state hillary clinton. she has extraordinary approval ratings according to the washington post-abc news poll, american people approve but congress has a 19% approval rating. she has visited 112 countries, spent 401 days o
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>> cenk: you'll see more rage more about the execution of u.s. citizens without a trial. we have a whole other show coming up later tonight. theyoungturks.com. we'll see you there. "viewpoint" is next. >> john: when it came to toxic investments, they set the standard for making it. colonel mahoney has been relieved of his duties but does hope he can protect pedophiles in the private sector. eric says obama is getting in the way of partisanship which is like chris brown saying frank ocean got in the way of his first. today is the birthday of adlai stevenson, laura linney and the one and only jennifer granholm and an earthquake pummeled pompeii, italy. john boehner promises a vote on their relief funds any day now. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. coming up, the rating agencies help blow up our economy now the doj goes after one about four years too late. l.a.'s catholic archdiocese can't take the cover off habit and we'll find out how the mayor who liked to ask how am i doing actually did. first, if you've ever wondered how president obama's legal tea
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and as soon as karl heard about it, out of sheer force of habit,'s plied for deference. drones can be use in the case of imminent danger but imminence no longer means imminence. meaning klingons can be called imminent. >> watching john brennan dodge that question about waterboarding today was nothing short of torture. today is the birthday of the late charles dickens, laura ingalls wilder and chris rock and on this date 48 years ago the beatles arrived in america ushering an era of rock n' roll gratins that lasted until 1990 when rock n' roll died when rolling stone called new kids on the block the new fab five. never forget this is "viewpoint." >> john: geek, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." the g.o.p. strategist and commentator once known as bush's brain, they're giving karl rove an aneurysm. oh and dick clark -- dick cavett is here tonight. dick clark was not available. we'll be joined by dick in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committe
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>> so we thank you for being with us today. i'm speaking for all of us. we're going to spend the weekend buying a tee shirt of better style. >> tie dye! >> enjoy your superbowl even though as they have chris culliver, i am going to say go 49ers. we will see you on monday. rather violent video games and violent movies and mental illness. this is why this is the access of scapegoat. today is the birthday of jacki robinson. carol channing is 92, and john lydon aka johnny rotten of the sex pistols is 57 p. and 148 years ago today congress passed the 13th amendment, which made it possible for the greatest actor alive to play four greatest president ever, oh, it abolished slavery too. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you for watching "viewpoint." coming up chaos in the g.o.p. as republicans split on immigration. a new movie asks if a convicted activist was really a cop killer as charged or really a political prisoner and why should the nra draw the line at your right to own assault weapons when rocket launchers need love, too. but first, senator
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democrat from minnesota. thank you for joining us. >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> john: how is this balancing act supposed to work? how much support do you think it will have in the house at this point? >> well, it should get a lot of support. we're working to get more coauthors every day. we already had 7 trillion-dollar in cuts, cuts to programs that people need every day. programs that serve americans all the time. what we need to do is get more revenue. we got a little bit at the first of the year but we need more in order to balance equal cuts to service programs to revenue. now we propose to get to balance by cutting loopholes for the fossil fuel industry, oil gas coal cutting out companies that have high school holes for having their corporate jets. things like that. if you add it up, we can get to an one to one ratio to cuts, and new revenue. then we have defense cuts to 3 billion in jobs. jobs is the thing that will really reduce the deficit. more taxpayers is going to result in the lower deficit than already this year. if we look at the last year we've seen the def
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benefits to same-sex couples. more bill is up next. stay with us. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu. ♪ ♪ [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> breaking news. big breaking news from rome. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. he septa letter to the cardinals saying, take this job and shove it. actually, he didn't do that. but he is resigning. good morning, everybody. wow. man. i am having a hard time digesting that. i never heard of a pope resigning before. but anyhow, we will talk about that and a whole lot more. good to see you today. welcome. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv. and on
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, and as history has shown us, i know there are conspiracies and all. what do you think is the reason he is leaving now? >> i wouldn't want to speculate. we'll hear a lot more in the weeks to come. i would advice everyone to google the story about the vatican's butler who lived with his wife inside the walls. he went to jail for leaking the pope's emails last year. many tell the he was a fall guy the pontiff visited him in prison. he's been invited to come back and live in the vatican once his term has ended raising eyebrows as to what that is about. i do want toage the good positive progressive things this pope oh has done. we're going to be talking about his deplorable record on women gay folks, this pope is the most famous live to have been against the iraq war from the beginning a leading voice to embrace climate change science. there is not a more famous death penalty advocate in the world. he says every nation on earth has an obligation to provide health care to its poorest residents. he's been left of our left and right of our right making him a confounding figure. >> that's not breaking wit
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for the burn. >> michael: last night president obama tells us everybody deserves a vote, but also everybody who is a victim of gun violence deserves a vote on gun gun--gun violence. now will that work? >> families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> michael: and the reply to that came from one thirsty senator. marco rubio shows us what watergate really is. >> the choice isn't just between big government and big business. >> michael: ladies and gentlemen, it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: well, it appears that the crazy last week and a half that southern california area has endured over the disappearance and the hiding and murderous rampage of chris dorner has finally come to an end. it didn't come to an end without a big fire, more gunshots, and of course the death of another deputy. a riverside county deputy sheriff was killed yesterday by dorner as he went down in a blaze of bullets. >> after an all--day standout filled with shootouts and drama it ended overnight in a blazing inf
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new postnewport news press. thank you. it seems that every industry is mobilizing. the u.s. travel agency is saying long wait at airport security lines, around that may be the tip of the iceberg. in the words of the jeff free man, this could turn into a travel nightmare. and jeff free man joins us on the phone right now. he comes to us from washington tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> michael: thank you for taking the time. jeff what is your nightmare scenario with this sequester? >> i think most of our opinions here are not ours, frankly. they're formed by the government. the government is putting out the information that is "t" is predicting tsa wait times exceeding one hour. us custom wait times that could rise up to two to three hours furloughing air traffic control officials, which could lead to more delayed flights. air travel already in this country is not as efficient and commutercustomer-friendly as it needs to be and it could discourage people from traveling. >> michael: now your industry is an industry that lobbies all the time what is the difference now when you l
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with a spork. someone is also here in "the war room," check us out on line at current.com. have a great right. >> michael: is it a bunch of papal bull. >> this moment is going on. now it is knocking at the door of the conclave. >> michael: and then last night argo wins the best picture oscar, but former president jimmy carter said that they do not get enough credit. argo is spelt with an a. >> ben affleck was in tehran for a day and a half. the real hero was tim tailor, the canadian ambassador. >> michael: and don't look now but there is a slow-speed chase. let's go there life. >> aim not exactly whose idea it was to put me behind the wheel of someone's $85,000 electric vehicle. but they have, and we'll show you why coming up. >> michael: jacki schechner in a tesla. it is "the young turks," and it is our go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: so the cardinals cardinals are all getting together right now. they're starting the conclave to select the new pope. all but one of them is going there. today the only one from the a nightunited kingdom keith o'brien's britain's highest ranking catholic
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and often uses that fact to show assault weapons just aren't practical. he also said this is not a take downof second amendment rights. more bill up next. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lobsterfest and sea food differently. [♪ theme music
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to current tv. thanks for joining us this morning. i am sure you want to know all of the big stories of the day. >> that's what we will bring you. i am sure you want to talk about them. >> that's the opportunity we give you by giving us a call a lot 866-55-press. and yes, just three days now away from the sequester kicking in. the federal government has startedsponding by releasing illegal immigrants from prison. isn't it time maybe for john boehner to get off of his ass and do something to prevent the sequester from kicking in? on other news chuck hagel has been confirmed as the next secretary of state. pat roberts warns there could be demons from the clothes you buy from thrift stores. watch out. all right. all of that's come up and a whole lot more but first the latest. here she is with today's current news update, our good friend lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning to you. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. dc is unveiling a new statue of rosa parks today. : this will be the first full-size depiction of any african-american.
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